Cost/Value of Denon vs Onkyo low end receivers

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Cuvelier, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. Mike Cuvelier

    Mike Cuvelier Auditioning

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    Hello,

    Yesterday I was making a Christmas list at Circuit City, (building my first entry level surround sound system) and I came across an open box Onkyo TX-SR500 for $250. On top of that, they were running a promotion for free $80 surround sound speakers with any DTS receiver purchase -- I didn't want the speakers so the sales rep took $80 off the price of the receiver = $170. I hooked it up and am fairly pleased with the stereo sound right now. I also may be in a position to purchase a used Denon 1802 receiver for close to $300.

    Which do you all think would be the better buy? I would use it for about 40/60 music/movies. I am also going to get JBL N38 front speakers a JBL N Center and haven't decided on rears or sub yet. Is the Denon worth $130 more?
    Why?

    Thanks for your input,
    -Mike
     
  2. Jose G

    Jose G Supporting Actor

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    Take a look at this thread. it may help. Also think of what you need 5.1 vs. 6.1, inputs and outputs, etc. Only you can make those choices. Both are good machines- for many the Denon has a better rep. Hope this helps a little.
     

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